MILWAUKEE – The MSOE hockey team fell to Northland 7-2 Friday evening at the Kern Center.
The Raiders (5-8-3, 3-4-2 NCHA) and Lumberjacks (7-7-2, 5-2-2 NCHA) were scoreless after one period before the visitors erupted for seven goals over the final two frames.
After a pedestrian opening period, the game really opened up in the second with 35 combined shots on goal. Northland wasted little time in getting on the board, netting the opener just 28 seconds into the period. It added goals again at 2:11 and 7:03 before the Red & White got on the board.
Owens made it 3-1 after winning a face-off to the left of goal. The puck went out to freshman Jack Nickels, who rifled a low shot near the post. Owens drifted from the face-off circle and was able to redirected the attempt past the goalie at 18:19.
NC wasted little time in effectively putting the game away, scoring its fourth just 26 seconds later. The Lumberjacks then scored three more goals to open the third period before Makowski answered back with a score of his own 25 seconds after Northland's final tally. He unleashed a wrist shot from the left face-off circle for a consolation score.
Two goalies combined to make 30 saves for the Raiders, who held a slight 39-37 shot advantage in the game. MSOE came up empty on four power plays while the Jacks scored twice among their three man advantages.
The Raiders return to the ice Saturday night, hosting St. Scholastica at 4 p.m.